Five-finger discount

Merchandise worth more than $700 was shoplifted from north-Barrie's Walmart store on Monday evening.

Garage fire

INNISFIL – An apartment above a garage had extensive smoke damage after a fire there Tuesday morning.

Amy Patteden competes in the demolition derby in her pink car at the 162nd Oro World’s Fair Saturday. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

A smashing success

The engine of Amy Pattenden’s car was smoking, her tires were spinning and mud was splattering on her through the open windows.

Lyle Buttineau

A legacy of kindness

After mowing an elderly woman’s lawn, Lyle Buttineau hopped on his bike and paid a brief visit to a friend.

Barrie councillors gave initial approval this week to a rezoning and Official Plan amendment needed to build a 12-storey, 218-unit apartment at 76 Edgehill Dr., along with a three-storey building for parking. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Apartment approved

A move to stall development of a 12-storey apartment building on Barrie's Edgehill Drive fell short Monday.